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American Telugu Association (ATA), condolences on the demise of Kuchipudi Legend Sri Vempati Chinna Satyam garu

American Telugu Association indeed gratified by the fact we were able to recognize the Kuchipudi legendary guru during ATA convention on July 7th, 2012 at Atlanta (USA) with "ATA Lifetime Achievement Award" for his contribution to the Kuchipudi Nritya art and for keeping alive an old art which is now passed on to a new generation of Americans of Telugu origin. » read more
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THANK YOU ALL

12th Conference and Youth Convention

American Telugu Association’s 12th Conference and Youth Convention concluded their 3 day event in Atlanta, Georgia on July 8th on a very high note with a scintillating and exhilarating music concert by Thaman Group keeping the audience of over 8,000 people mesmerized and spellbound. The other programs beginning from opening night of Banquet Dinner through the concluding night were equally enthralling. The prestigious awards ceremony followed by actress Hansa Nandini dance was out of this world. The banquet dinner was attended by over 3500 people in a jam packed and specially decorated Murphy Ballroom in Georgia World Congress Center. The audience included union and state ministers, political leaders, sportsmen, Tollywood stars etc. The music performance by US talent followed by Bhuvana Kruthi, a child protégé and popular singers Revanth and Vijayalakshmi from Andhra Pradesh was a teaser to the audience to keep guessing as what is stored for next two days. While parents were enjoying the Banquet night, youth started the conference kick-off with a 5 hour cruise.

The Inaugural day opening ceremony was a sight to watch with lighting the lamp, singing national anthems, Swagatha Geetham song followed by an Inaugural theme dance in praise of Telugu heritage. Swamy Chidatmananda from Chinmaya Mission, chief guest Pallam Raju, Union Minister of State for Defense, State Ministers DK Aruna, Sriddhar Babu, TV9 fame Ravi Prakash, and other guests addressed the audience.

Eminent speakers at all seminars including business, women, political and NRI forums, spiritual sessions and “Encounter with Ravi Prakash” etc were attended by hundreds of people filling the rooms on both days. Singles Meet was another highlight of the conference. The singing and dance competitions were equally entertaining.

The Avadhanam by Garikipati Narasimha Rao Garu was hailed as one of the best ever at any of the conferences in America and was attended by a few thousand people. ATA considers it a great honor to host such an eminent Avadhani at this conference.

ATA life time achievement award was given to Sri. Vempati Chinnasatyam garu in recognition for his contribution to the Kuchipudi Nritya art and for keeping alive an old art which is now passed on to a new generation of Americans of Telugu origin. He was felicitated in Chennai during the prime time with a live telecast. It was an honor for ATA that Sri. Chinnasatyam garu accepted this award. Dr. Shobha Naidu, a disciple of Sri. Chinnasatyam was felicitated for her contribution to Kuchpudi Nritya.

ATA’s Philanthropist award was given to Dr. Hanimireddy Lakkireddy who has been on the forefront of helping those in need and continually striving to improve quality of life for people living here in USA and in Andhra Pradesh.

The food provided by Swagath Group headed by Jayaram Komati was a delight to all and everyone had a compliment for the taste and service. The Audio/Video arrangements on the main stage and all across the meeting halls was superb and out sincere thanks to ByteGraph Creations owned our own Prashanth were awesome and superb. Prashanth redefined the quality to set a higher standard. Our thanks to both Prashanth and Jayaram.

The cultural programs presented during prime time on both days were spectacular. Dil Raju and Vamshi Paidipalli of Tollywood were amazed with the quality of performances during prime time and have complimented ATA for promoting and encouraging the amateur artists and choreographers. The mimicry by Jithendra Nath and comedy by AVS, Venumadhav, Gundu Hanmanth Rao, Hema, Srinivas Reddy, Gowtham Raju were well received by the audience. ATA felicitated political leaders from all over Andhra Pradesh who took the time to attend the conference.

ATA is also thankful to Ileana D’Cruz for coming to this conference and for being a an active participant in Tollywood Meet & Greet program where the audience had an opportunity to ask her, Vamshi and AVS group in an open forum. We were very glad to see former Indian Cricket Captain and present member of Parliament Mohammad Azaruddin taking time from his busy schedule.

ATA is very proud that it could attract more than 130 vendors who had exhibit booths at this conference and have provided an opportunity for the attendees to shop to their heart’s content.

Finally ATA Board of Trustees expresses their heartfelt gratitude to all performers, organizers, donors, vendors and attendees from all across the globe making the conference a huge success. It also expresses its appreciation for the management of Georgia World Congress Center for providing this facility and also for their cooperation during the entire event.

ATA Board of Trustees expresses sincere thanks to each one of the hundreds of volunteers from Metro Atlanta Telugu community who joined various conference committees and toiled hard for past 18 months to make this conference successful. Our special thanks to Telugu Association of Metro Atlanta (TAMA) for being the co-host of the conference and for all the support given. We also thank Greater Atlanta Telugu Association (GATA) for being a co-sponsor of the conference.

We also convey special thanks to all TV and press media for unprecedented coverage during the conference

Thanks for all,
ATA 2012 Conference Committee Members


 
Invitees
Sridhar Babu Dudilla
Sridhar Babu Dudilla
Min.for Higher Edu&NRI Affairs
Sri Pallam Raju
Sri Pallam Raju
Minister of State for Defence
Allu Arjun
Allu Arjun
Actor
Ileana
Ileana
Actress
Thaman
Thaman
Music Director
Sneha Ullal
Sneha Ullal
Actress
Dil Raju
Dil Raju
Producer
Surendar Reddy
Surendar Reddy
Movie Director
Hamsa Nandini
Hamsa Nandini
Actress
Smt. Hema
Smt. Hema
Actress
Smt. Shila Chakravarthy
Smt. Shila Chakravarthy
Anchor
Nannapaneni Rajakumari
Nannapaneni Rajakumari
M.L.C
Vamshi Paidipalli
Vamshi Paidipalli
Movie Director
Venu Madhav
Venu Madhav
Comedian
AVS
AVS
Comedian
Jithendranath
Jithendranath
Mimicry Artist
Raghubabu
Raghubabu
Comedian
Gundu Hanumantha Rao
Gundu Hanumantha Rao
Comedian
Rasamai Balkishan
Rasamai Balkishan
Balaji
Balaji
Actor
Gazal Sinivas
Gazal Sinivas
Singer
Brahmarshi Patriji
Brahmarshi Patriji
Swami Chidatmananda
Swami Chidatmananda
Chinmaya Mission
Sri Tridandi Ahobilamanuja
Sri Tridandi Ahobilamanuja
Jeeyar Swamiji
Smt. Sabita Indra Reddy
Smt. Sabita Indra Reddy
Home Minister, AP
Smt. Galla Aruna
Smt. Galla Aruna
Minister, AP
Suddala Ashok Teja
Suddala Ashok Teja
Tollywood Lyricist
Smt. D.K. Aruna
Smt. D.K. Aruna
Minister, AP
Sri Anam Ramnarayan Reddy
Sri Anam Ramnarayan Reddy
Finance Minister, AP
Sri Goreti Venkanna
Sri Goreti Venkanna
Singer
Padmasree Dr Shoba Naidu
Padmasree Dr Shoba Naidu
Kuchipudi Dancer
Smt.Balabhadrapatruni
Smt.Balabhadrapatruni
Ramani, Author
Sri Garikapati Narasimha Rao
Sri Garikapati Narasimha Rao
Maha Sahasraavadhani
Pathuri Prabhakara Rao
Pathuri Prabhakara Rao
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ATA Well wishers $30000
North America Telugu Society (NATS) $25116
Krishnaprasad Katragadda & Vatsala $25000
Minerva Indian Cuisine $25000
Murali Reddy & Devender A Reddy $25000
Prashant Kollipara & Madhuri $25000
SP Reddy & Veena $25000
Vinod Kukunoor & Kavitha $17500
Dr. Gopal Reddy Gade & Aruna $15000
Ananth Reddy & Sunita Pajjur $10000
Anonymous $10000
Anonymous $10000
Arun Katpally & Snigdha $10000
Bhuvanesh & Deepika Boojala $10000
Dr.Srini Gangasani & Madhavi $10000
Karun Reddy & Prashanthi $10000
Kiran Reddy Pasham & Swapna $10000
Kishore Chava & Shalini Pulavarthi $10000
Prabhakar & Janaki Guniganti $10000
Rajender & Uma Jinna $10000
Rao Nerusu $10000
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Vijay Reddy & Dr.Roja Sanikapally $10000
Vinod Reddy & Deepa Koduru $10000
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